Trends in advanced imaging use for women undergoing breast cancer surgery

Show simple item record Breslin, Tara M. en_US Banerjee, Mousumi en_US Gust, Cathryn en_US Birkmeyer, Nancy J. en_US 2013-03-05T18:17:35Z 2014-05-01T14:28:10Z en_US 2013-03-15 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Breslin, Tara M.; Banerjee, Mousumi; Gust, Cathryn; Birkmeyer, Nancy J. (2013). "Trends in advanced imaging use for women undergoing breast cancer surgery." Cancer 119(6): 1251-1256. <> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0008-543X en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1097-0142 en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence‐based guidelines recommend limited perioperative diagnostic imaging for new breast cancer diagnoses. For patients aged >65 years, conventional imaging use (mammography, plain radiographs, and ultrasound) has remained stable, whereas advanced imaging (computed tomography [CT], nuclear medicine scans [positron emission tomography/bone scans], and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) use has increased. In this study, the authors evaluated traditional and advanced imaging use among younger patients (aged ≤65 years) undergoing breast cancer surgery. METHODS: The MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Research Database from 2005 through 2008 was analyzed to evaluate the use of conventional and advanced diagnostic imaging associated with surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or stage I through III invasive breast cancer. RESULTS: The study cohort included 52,202 women (13% with DCIS and 87% with stage I‐III breast cancer). The proportion of patients undergoing conventional imaging remained stable, whereas the average number of conventional imaging tests per patient increased from 4.21 tests in 2005 to 4.79 tests per patient in 2008 ( P < .0001). For advanced imaging, the proportion of women who underwent imaging increased from 48.8% in 2005 to 68.8% in 2008 ( P < .0001), as did the number of tests per patient (from 1.53 tests in 2005 to 1.98 tests in 2008; P < .0001). MRI examinations accounted for nearly all of the increase in advanced imaging. Patients who underwent MRI examinations received significantly more traditional imaging tests compared with to those who did not, indicating that these tests are additive and are not replacing traditional imaging. CONCLUSIONS: The current results demonstrate that the use of perioperative breast MRI has increased among women aged <65 years. Further study is indicated to determine whether the benefits of this procedure justify increased use. Cancer 2013. © 2012 American Cancer Society. The use of advanced imaging in women aged <65 years with breast cancer is increasing. Magnetic resonance imaging examinations accounts for nearly all of the increase in advanced imaging and is associated with increased use of traditional imaging, such as mammography and ultrasound. en_US
dc.publisher Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company en_US
dc.subject.other Breast Cancer en_US
dc.subject.other Technology en_US
dc.subject.other Patterns of Care en_US
dc.subject.other Magnetic Resonance Imaging en_US
dc.subject.other Imaging en_US
dc.title Trends in advanced imaging use for women undergoing breast cancer surgery en_US
dc.rights.robots IndexNoFollow en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Oncology and Hematology en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Public Health en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 3217 Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109‐5932 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 23212691 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/cncr.27838 en_US
dc.identifier.source Cancer en_US
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